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I don't mean this to mimic the "What are you drinking" thread. I'm curious though. There are some hard core tasters out there. So how many different wines did you try this weekend?

I had an even 20.

Plus I sample my stuff as it's brewing which would add two more right now. And nothing beats partially fermented Grenache for breakfast.

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I wish that you hadn't asked this.

On Friday night I went out for drinks wit hfriends. Although I was drinking beer most of the night, I still ended up tasting 5 different wines.

Saturday went to a restaurant for my wife's birthday. Took three bottles, bought three more.

Sunday went to the Santa Clara Art & Wine festival. Three of us had two glasses each, and we all tasted each others. (They all sucked.)

That's 17 different wines tasted, without visiting the wine country or going near a store. NOT a typical weekend.

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
-- George Bush (5 Aug 2004)
My brother visited this weekend... let's see if I can recall this.... my brain's still a little foggy....

1999 Ravenswood Old Hill Zinfandel
1987 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
1985 Silver Oak Napa Cabernet
1989 Chateau Pichon Baron
2001 Mer Soleil Chardonnay
2003 Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc
1996 Teldeschi Petite Sirah
2001 Martinelli RR Pinot Noir

I guess that makes 8.

The star of the group was the 1989 Pichon Baron... finally starting to bloom.... what a wine!

The biggest disappointment was the Martinelli Pinot Noir. Subject of a new thread....
yikes - lots:

2003 Core Mourvedre Rose
2001 Rosenblum Ripkin Viognier
2002 Aubert Ritchie Chardonnay
2002 Radio Coteau Von Weidlich Zinfandel
2002 Core 352 (GSM blend)
2001 Tikal Corazon
2002 Novy Carlisle Zinfandel
2002 Marquis Philips '9' Shiraz
2002 Thorn Clarke Shotfire Ridge Shiraz
1996 Byron Byron Vineyard Chardonnay
2000 Dehlinger RRV Chardonnay
2002 Loring Rancho Ontiveros Pinot
2002 Loring Rosella's Pinot
2002 Loring Brosseau Pinot
1986 Rosenblum Petite Sirah
2001 Caseada Napa Cabernet
2000 Biale Old Crane Ranch Zinfandel
2000 Nadaria Nero D'avola
1985 Martinez Vintage Port
2002 Turley Dusi Zinfandel
2003 Picchetti Viognier, Vista Verde
1999 Picchetti Trentadue Vineyard Merlot
2002 Picchetti Yorkville Highlands Merlot
2000 Picchetti Alexander Valley Cabernet
2001 Picchetti Sangiovese
2000 Picchetti Pavone
2000 Cooper-Garrod Gravel Ridge Chardonnay
2000 Cooper-Garrod Cabernet Franc
1999 Cooper-Garrod Lone Oak Cabernet
2002 Ridge Home Ranch Chardonnay
2001 Ridge Mazzoni Home Ranch Zinfandel
1998 Ridge Santa Cruz Mnts. Cabernet
1985 Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel
2002 Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel
1996 Ridge York Creek Zinfandel
2002 Ridge York Creek Zinfandel
2000 Ridge Pagani Ranch Zinfandel
2002 Ridge Pagani Ranch Zinfandel
2002 Savannah-Chanelle Pinot Blanc
2001 Savannah-Chanelle Chardonnay
2001 Savannah-Chanelle Gary's Vineyard Pinot
2002 Savannah-Chanelle Marin County Pinot (forgot the vineyard name)
2001 Savannah-Chanelle Pierre's Ghost Red
2001 Savannah-Chanelle Cabernet Franc
2002 Savannah-Chanelle Estate Zinfandel
2001 Savannah-Chanelle Syrah
2000 Savannah-Chanelle Syrah Port

By my count that's 47 Eek. I must have missed a few Razz

Once ... in the wilds of Afghanistan, I lost my corkscrew, and we were forced to live on nothing but food and water for days. - W. C. Fields
I agree with the "geesh" for Erik. I had a great weekend with wine as I invited my management staff over to my house for food and wine and opened the following Saturday night:

2002 Niebaum-Coppola Blancaneaux
2000 E. Guigal CdP
1999 Chateau La Nerthe CdP
2000 Alvaro Palacios Les Terrasses
1996 Bodegas Breton Dominio do Conte Reserva
2000 Castell del Remei Gotim Bru
1996 Chateau Ste Michelle Reserve Cab
1998 Hedges Red Mountain Reserve Cab
1996 Leonetti Cab
1998 Raymond Reserve Cab
1997 Rodney Strong Alexander Crown Vineyards Cab
1999 Sandhill Cab
1999 Woodward Canyon Artist Series #8 Cab
2001 Delille Doyenne Syrah
2002 d'Arenberg Laughing Magpie Shiraz
2001 Forefathers McLaren Vale Shiraz
1999 Barossa Valley Estate E&E Black Pepper Shiraz
2002 Neal Family Zinfandel
2001 Turley Juvenile Zinfandel
1999 Whitehall Lane Merlot
1998 Whitehall Lane Cabernet
1991 Dow Vintage Port

We had a few bottles on Friday night also, but quite honestly, I don't remember....

2 bottles of 2003 Marquis Philips Shiraz- dumped them both. Thin, disjointed wines, not worth drinking.

2 bottles of 2001 Martinelli Blue Slide Ridge Pinot Noir- That's more like it.


2001 Martinelli Woolsey Road Chardonnay
1981 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild
1981 Chateau Margaux
2002 Martinelli Jackass Vineyard Zinfandel
1999 Vineland Estates Cabernet Franc Ice Wine- the best wine I've ever had from Canada

Just one more sip.

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